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Drink drive medical test

Tom_1 28 May 2008

My ban was reduced to 9 months and I need to have a medical, what will it consist of and what will they test me for?

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gices 02 Jun 2008

The DVLA drink driving medical test consists of the following:

  • A blood test
  • A medical interview with the doctor
  • A physical examination
  • A urine test

A blood sample will be used for Liver Function Tests and an abnormal result would indicate liver disorders.

The purpose of the medical interview is to find out whether you are a heavy drinker or not, so expect questions on your frequency of alcohol consumptions and the like.

For the physical examination, it will be the routine checks like prodding your abdomen, weighing you etc.

The urine test will only test for diabetes.

Hope this clears things regarding the driving ban for you.

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Duane 16 May 2009

What happens if it comes back as I am a heavy drinker?

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Angie_1 28 May 2009

Will the doctor who does the medical exam I need to get my licence back contact my own GP.

Thank you for your help

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gices 28 Aug 2009

Yes they will contact your GP to have an idea of your medical history and alcohol abuse.

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JohnPatel 23 Mar 2010

Then you're doomed! And you gonna wait 6 months for another test... and maybe stop drinking at least a week before taking test and drink water instead :)

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cambtone 13 Jun 2010

To really be sure that your liver function tests are normal, you should not drink any alcohol for about two months before the test. Yes, it really can take that long for the liver function tests to drop!

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anonymous_2 13 Jun 2010

To really be sure that your liver function tests are normal, you should not drink any alcohol for about two months before the test. Yes, it really can take that long for the liver function tests to drop!

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stevie6 11 Oct 2010

i had one about 3 years ago at durham,really all the doctor done was take my blood and blood presure,he did not even check my eye sight it cost 90 english pounds,dont have anything to drink for a week before just to make sure,but dont worry about it you will be in and out before you no it goodluck steve...

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Actionman 21 Oct 2010

Don't drink anything for 1 month, exercise 3-4 times a week for an hour each time take Milk Thistle tablets daily and you'll be ok i was a heavy drinker 2 bottles of wine a day or 1 bottle of wine and 4 cans of special brew. I did the medical and passed.

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